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Public engagement resources


There are many ways to engage people with science. Hands-on activities provide a fun, memorable learning experience and work well for children and adults of all ages. Here you can find links to activities from our Scientific Outreach Grants, Activities Library and tips to plan your own hands-on activity. 


Get involved

Volunteer to support the Biochemical Society by giving a talk, attending a public engagement day or hosting your own event.

Medicine Makers


With the British Pharmacological Society, we have produced a free outreach activity about drug-target interactions. If you are looking for an activity to use in schools, at science festivals or other events download it now.

Scientific Scissors


An interactive activity that explores new genome editing technologies, in particular the possible applications and ethical issues these technologies provide. You can read more about the activity here and download all the resources by clicking on the title above.

The Hungry Games

Download everything you need to run our our hands-on activity, The Hungry Games. This activity has been created in partnership with the Royal Society of Biology and the Nutrition Society.


Science writing


Writing is a great way to communicate with your audience. Here we have a collection of winning Science Communication Competition articles, fact sheets and tips on how to successfully communicate with scientific writing.


Scientific Outreach Grants


Each year the Biochemical Society awards Scientific Outreach Grants to those wanting to communicate the excitement of the biomolecular sciences. 

Past outreach event reports


A selection of reports from activities funded by the Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants.

21st Century BioChallenges kits

The Royal Society of Biology have developed hands-on activity kits, with funding from the Biochemical Society. The kits contain ten activities focussing on health and food security. Find out more and book your kit.


Ideas cards


Looking for inspiration? Check out our ideas cards for example experiments and activities.


Science talks in schools


Interacting with real life scientists not only inspires students to study biological sciences, it also helps them to understand how research can impact their future. Here we have hints and tips to help you deliver science talks in schools.

Run your own public engagement event


Want to run an activity but unsure about how to proceed? Contact our Education and Public Engagement team, who will be happy to help out.


Alternatively, the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement have great tips on how to plan a public engagement event. 


Helpful resources

The British Science Association public engagement resources 


British Science Week guide to organizing your own event


Activity packs from British Science Week


Tips from the Science Museum for successfully presenting an activity


Advice on evaluating your public engagement activity 


Evaluation resource from Queen Mary University London


New to Sci Comm  demonstration resources and thoughts from presenters


How to get involved  advice from Dr Heather Doran on how to get involved in public engagement as a PhD student


Tips on evaluating and developing ideas from the Wellcome Trust